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Traditional Art - Presentation tipsHello wonderful art community
Today I'm bringing up an important matter when it comes to traditional art. As you can guess; it's presentation of it.
On a daily basis we encounter numerous traditional art submissions and eventually not accepting it because of the presentation. We have a strict policy here in SupportAllArt as we solely focus on art, hence presentation plays an important role while processing submission as it's described in our Submission Policy
I have searched for tips and tricks on how to adequately present your traditional art and with it provide the best possible presentation that your artwork deserves. So here is the best of what I have found.
Drawing the PortraitTraditional Art
Welcome to this humble overview which presents some thoughts on how to approach drawing the portrait.
Bear in mind that we won't copy the photo like in the photorealism style, instead we will use the reference as a guide and we will create our own vision of the subject. We will explore simple drawing, a more elaborated sketch.
So let's get started!
(It's essential to study and draw the head from life, but here we will focus on working from photo references)
This step is the most significant part. Let's take a look at some examples, bad ones and good ones.
(I randomly picked a well known face for our purpose, in this case the actress Charlize Theron)
Now we have our reference.
This next step is to make things a bit easier for the less experienced eye.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's celebrations. December was a bit crazy for me, between work and the silly season. But I'm in bliss now.
I am a scientist, mother, and horse owner. And in the spare time I don't really have, I love to draw.
I couldn't really draw when I was a child (or thought I couldn't!) but I always liked drawing abstract designs with graphite. And then, about 4 years ago, I came across the faery art of Amy Brown. I found it incredibly inspiring and I started drawing just faery wings using some lovely watercolour pencils. I then had a go at an actual faery and I wasn't 100% disappointed so I kept going.
I find that I learn something with each piece I work on, and that it is an incredibly satisfying and fulfilling experience. I hope you enjoy my art as well. Thank you for looking.